I'm currently watching Shameless, recently
liked HIMYM. I find some of the premises and content of TBBT and
most of TAAHM offensive and sexist but still I follow them as a
kind of guilty pleasure. Skins and Girls are nice. Ellen, Roseanne,
Blackadder, The West Wing, and AbFab are all-time classics and I
also like the odd SciFi-series (ST:VOY, B5; JMS' other one (
Jeremiah) is also well done); Friends, MASH, Coupling weren't bad
either. Those who liked Six Feet Under might recognize parts of
Waugh's 'The Loved One' ...
out of date, but at one point I liked
Mozart and the Whale, Peindre ou faire l'amour, 5x2, I slept well
through "Good Night and Good Luck", "Fail-Safe" vs "Dr.
Strangelove" (both 1964) ...
Mostly arthouse stuff in small cinemas but I live near a shopping
center with a plex so occasionally I go there, too.
Viennale is always a great opportunity.
"I can't sign this - this has more lies than my OkCupid Profile"
(Han in 2 Broke Girls, 2E15)
currently Cordelia Fine's Delusions
; Discipline and Punish and other works by Michel
Foucault also made quite an impression (I most certainly do read
Other authors whose books I enjoyed: Douglas Adams, Isabel Allende,
Simone de Beauvoir, Gioconda Belli, Heinrich Boell, Tara Bradbury,
Bertold Brecht, Ingeborg Bachmann, Amanda Cross, Albert Camus,
Margaret Drabble, Roald Dahl, Friedrich Duerrenmatt, Umberto Eco,
Michel Foucault, Max Frisch, Johan Galtung (umph), Heinrich Heine,
Marlen Haushofer, Michel Houellebecq, John Irving, P. D. James,
Elfriede Jelinek, Milan Kundera, Marian Keyes, Siegfried Lenz,
Harper Lee, Leena Lehtolainen, Stanislaw Lem, Primo Levi, Astrid
Lindgren, Henning Mankell, Iris Murdoch, Larry Niven, Christine
Noestlinger, Per Nilsson, George Orwell, Pitigrilli, Raymond
Queneau, Ayn Rand, Eduardo del Río Rius, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dorothy
L. Sayers, Arno Schmidt, Stevie Smith, Friedrich Torberg, Joan
Smith, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Mario Vargas Llosa, (Unamuno?
haven't read anything by him yet ... maybe Updike ... Uderzo?
prefer Rius, s. a. ...), Hannelore Valencak, Kurt Vonnegut, Evelyn
At a time that was: kohina.com
electronic/game music); classical (oe1 radio); indie (Ani DiFranco
some NDW (a type of german pop music): Foyer des Arts, Grobschnitt;
; some Punk: Ska-P
, The Sex Pistols
; can tolerate
most types of music for a while except country/folk/Volksmusik,
tortillas (latin american, not spanish); I'm
won't usually get into a food fight (pun intended) with meat
eaters, have no qualm with shopping dairy and egg products (in case
of sickness/emergency/starvation I might even purchase meat
products, depending on the person asking; I have done so for
colleagues in an office setting)
Duh. This is just a minuscule slice of me ...